Legon, Ghana


Through a cooperative agreement, you can enroll for one term at the University of Ghana in Legon. Legon is a suburb of Accra, the bustling capital of more than a million people.

The University of Ghana was established in 1948 as an affiliate college of the University of London. Its excellent reputation attracts many international students, especially from the United States.

What You’ll Learn

You’ll enroll directly in university courses, choosing from hundreds of offerings. Some of these include:
  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Geography and resource development
  • Political science
  • Economics
  • Sociology
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Theatre

Many courses focus on West African culture, society, and the arts. Most instruction is in small classes, seminars, and tutorials taught by the university’s faculty.

The on-site program director organizes field trips and social events for students on the program.

Living in Legon

You’ll live with Ghanaian students in the university’s new international students’ hostel.


  • Offered fall and spring
  • You must be a junior with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0